BASS

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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Vanessa Oden

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Vanessa Oden
Vanessa Oden

Founder/Director
Pray,Preach,Teach! Ministries
Vallejo, CA
707-342-9120
odenvanessa@yahoo.com
www.vanessaoden.com

Vanessa has extensive experience as an evangelist, educator, and entertainer. She was trained in puppetry by a former member of Jim Henson's team who worked on Fraggle Rock. Vanessa as traveled all over Northern California providing educational theatre to youth ages Pre K-18 and has performed for thousands of youth over the span of fifteen years.

She has also brought her ministry on the overseas mission field to Mexico, Uganda, and Rwanda where the love of Christ was shared with thousands of children. Vanessa is the founder and director of Mariposa Blessings Outreach Ministries and Pray.Preach.Teach! Ministries which are parachurch organizations.

Vanessa is an ordained evangelist with a heart for evangelism, missions and sharing the word of God.

She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership (2012). Vanessa graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a BA Degree in Pastoral Studies. Vanessa has been a classroom teacher in many grades from elementary to college.

Vanessa is a wife and also a mother of five small children. She is an author and recently was featured as an author in Meeting in the Middle: Stories That Bless Souls Chapter by Chapter. She is also working on developing a series of children's books and loves to create new and exciting performance art. Vanessa sits on the board of directors for F.I.R.E Ministries, (FRESH FIRE IGNITING REVIVAL AND EVANGELISM). She is a classroom teacher and seminary instructor.

Vanessa has witnessed, preached, prayed and shared the Gospel message with thousands of people on several continents and is blessed to be used in out-of-the-box evangelism every day.

She has been a part of countless evangelistic outreaches and serves on the evangelism team at her church co-leading a Spanish Ministry. To God be the glory! In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. She gives God all the glory and stands in awe of the majestic God we serve!





2018 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Out-of-the-Box Evangelism

3/2/2018

Need some fresh ideas for your evangelism outreaches or ways to reach your community and beyond? This workshop will empower you!

In this workshop my prayer is that you will be empowered beyond your wildest dreams in evangelism and be equipped with countless nuggets of wisdom and tips to take your evangelism to the next level.

Tap into the POWER of the Lord and impact your communities and beyond for the glory of God!

Learn ways to be sensitive to the move of God during the moments leading up to the invitation!

Learn ten TOP mistakes in evangelism and ten TOP triumphs to take your evangelism to the next level!

Learn ways to train your team to be effective in evangelism on outreaches, missions trips, college campuses, schools, workplaces and in the marketplace!

Learn how to involve youth, translators, drama, food, giveaways and more!

Learn key Out-of-the-Box- Evangelism ideas that you can do with the budget that you have NOW!

Now is the time for evangelism. Let us take it to the next level for the glory of God!

Are you ready? Join me!

Missions: Missions Boot Camp!

3/2/2018

Planning a missions trip? Come to this Missions Boot Camp! Bring your ministry teams! You will be empowered, equipped, inspired and refreshed in this Boot Camp!

This fast-moving training ground where we will cover a lot of material to prepare you for the mission field. This is a BOOT CAMP which means that we will be covering material quickly and you will glean many, many tidbits to be your most effective for the glory of God.

We will cover preparation, fundraising, missions

2014 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

3/7/2014

Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more!

Children - Elementary: Facepainting for the Gospel!

3/7/2014

Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom! Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip! Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use facepainting at your next event for the glory of God! You do not need to know how to draw in order to facepaint! We will be demonstrating various techniques and designs right in class! Join this exciting workshop and glean tips from a seasoned facepainter who has facepainted thousands of children and adults for over 15 years! Sharing God's love, while facepainting!


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Children - Elementary: Puppets in Ministry

3/8/2014

Everyone loves puppets! Come to this fun and hands-on workshop to practice the fun of puppets in ministry. Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! We will cover hand puppets, rod puppets and demonstrate working on a team and in an ensemble. We will also discuss scripting,music, and props! Come for a time of fun and practice!

Children - Elementary: Balloons with a Gospel Twist!

3/8/2014

Balloon twisting is a fun way to share the love of Jesus! This workshop will cover ways to twist balloons with a Gospel message for children's outreaches, ministry events and more! This workshop repeats on Friday at 12:00 noon in Room D5.

2013 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Puppets in Ministry

3/8/2013

Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! We will cover hand puppets, rod puppets and demonstrate working on a team and in an ensemble. We will also discuss scripting,music, and props! Come for a time of fun and practice!


Download mp3 file

Children - Elementary: Facepainting for the Gospel!

3/8/2013

Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom! Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip! Come to this workshop to get tips on how to use facepainting at your next event for the glory of God! You do not need to know how to draw in order to facepaint! We will be demonstrating various techniques and designs right in class! Join this exciting workshop and glean tips from a seasoned facepainter who has facepainted thousands of children and adults for over 15 years! Sharing God's love, while facepainting!


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Children - Elementary: Using Drama for Outreach

3/8/2013

Drama is an excellent way to reach people, and this workshop will discuss how to choose material, create characters, and execute a great drama program!Come learn skills, tips, tricks and more to build or strengthen any Drama program! Drama is great for missions, churches, block parties, schools and more! Join us!


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2012 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Facepainting for the Gospel!

3/2/2012

Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom. Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip!

Children - Elementary: Puppets in Ministry

3/2/2012

Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! Come for a time of fun and practice!

2011 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Puppets in Ministry

3/4/2011

Hands-on techniques on how to effectively use puppets for ministry, getting a puppet ministry started, resources to use and train your workers! Come for a time of fun and practice!


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Teen Helpers: Facepainting for the Gospel!

3/5/2011

Facepainting is a GREAT way to reach people for the kingdom. Learn fun and exciting designs, techniques, and approaches to facepainting to use in your church, or even on a Missions trip!

2010 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Puppets in Ministry

3/5/2010

This workshop will discuss how to get started in a puppet ministry with hands-on tips and tricks.


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Children's Ministry Leadership: Using Drama for Outreach

3/5/2010

Drama is an excellent way to reach people and this workshop will discuss how to choose material, create characters, and execute a great drama program.


Download mp3 file
2009 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Using Puppets for Ministry

3/7/2009

This workshop will cover types of puppets, techniques of puppeteering, character voice development and hands-on practice


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